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Longtable moves to airport


     Does anyone remember when flying was elegant and fun?
    The Long Table 2015 plans to recreate that bygone adventure on October 17th at Pickens County Airport. 
    Known for its elegant atmosphere, fantastic food and unique venues, The Long Table has raised the bar  again. 
    As revelers recreate the days of elegant flight, this year the table will be set right on the runway. 
    Envision open-air gourmet dining, mountain vistas, and the allure of flight.  Imagine dancing under the stars to the modern eight piece Emerald Empire Band which will set the tone with the ballards of Frank Sinatra to today’s most current hits.  Another magical night to remember.

Volleyball season opened this week

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photo/ Suzy Price
    Alexandria Heffner, Olivia Ragano and Ashley Craig battle to score during a combined volleyball practice of JV, C-team and varsity at Pickens High Thursday. The Pickens High School volleyball teams are practicing  to prepare for the 2015 season ahead, looking forward to their first home game on Thursday, August 13th. The visiting teams will be from Adairsville and Murray; the Varsity game will begin at 5 p.m., with JV and C-Team games at 7 p.m.  See volleyball schedule in this week's print or online editions.

$150-200K price tag expected for disc golf, mtn. bike park

Developers seek community involvement
Talking-Rock-Nature-Preserve-sign    Signage was posted at Talking Rock Nature Preserve last Thursday, July 30 that features rules and a park map. The photo was taken from the Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land Facebook page. You can access the preserve off of Carnes Mill Road.
    A Tuesday, July 28 presentation from Southeastern Trust for Parks and Land Executive Director Bill Jones revealed more details about proposed plans for the Talking Rock Nature Preserve, where the trust has announced they want to develop a passive-recreation area including disc golf, mountain biking/hiking trails and a bird sanctuary. 

Gas prices fall over 4 cents


     August 10- Average retail gasoline prices in Georgia have fallen 4.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.45/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 5,883 gas outlets in Georgia. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.60/g, according to gasoline price website

New Ga. hunting seasons and regulations guide available

     SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. (Aug. 5, 2015) –Beginning this month, the 2015-2016 Georgia Hunting Seasons and Regulations Guide is available online and in print, announces the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division.
     This guide provides important information on season dates, bag limits, hunting licenses, wildlife management areas, quota hunts, youth opportunities and much more.  You may view, download and print the guide at . Pick up a printed copy at Wildlife Resources Division offices and license vendors throughout Georgia.  
     “We know that this is an eagerly anticipated publication each year and are ready to get this into the hands of hunters so that they may make their plans for the year,” said John Bowers, chief of the Game Management Section.  “All hunters, new or experienced, should take some time to review the publication to stay informed on any changes in hunting regulations and opportunities.”
     Some of the major changes to the hunting regulations this year include establishing a uniform statewide deer season, adding counties to the northern and southern zones for bear season, and increasing the alligator quota to 1,000 (from 850) and extending the alligator season.
    Interested in seeing your photo in the regulations?  Be sure to like the Wildlife Resources Division Facebook page ( and enter advertised hunting contests throughout the year.  Your photo may be used the following year in the hunting regulations guide!
     Members of the Board of Natural Resources enact hunting regulations by acting on recommendations made by the Division’s professional wildlife biologists and field personnel.  Georgia’s game and fish laws are enacted by the elected members of the General Assembly.
     For more information on Georgia hunting seasons and regulations, visit or contact a local Wildlife Resources Division office or call Game Management at (770) 918-6404.